Netherlands -Negotiations stalled in child care -May 9, 2012

The employers’ organisation of childcare providers has rejected the collective agreement reached by trade union and employer negotiators. The rejection of the agreement follows its acceptation by trade union members, who accepted moderate pay increases in return for more investments in improving the quality of services. The employers announced to have no intention of returning to negotiations until September 2012. Unions will convene meetings to discuss possible actions.

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